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Gateway Upgrade South (GUS) project and South East Busway extension

Overview:

Stage 1 (completed)

Stage 1 of the Gateway Upgrade South project to upgrade the motorway from 4 to 6 lanes from Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road to Miles Platting Road was completed in July 2011.

Stage 2 (design and construction underway)

The Australian Government and Queensland Government have committed $140 million of joint funding for design and construction of the next stage of the Gateway Upgrade South projects.

Stage 2 works include:

  • Section A: Upgrading Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road from Broadwater Road to Gardner Road.
  • Section B: Extending the Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway (completed March 2014).

As part of Section B works, the Queensland Government invested a further $36 million to extend the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to Rochedale (School Road) including provision for a future extension towards Springwood.

Location:
Section A: Wishart/Mackenzie
Section B: Eight Mile Plains/Rochedale
Completion:

Completion of Stage 2a is expected in late 2015, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Stage 2b was completed in March 2014.

Benefits:

Safety
Safer connections with the Gateway Motorway, at Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road and the Pacific Motorway.

Efficiency
A more efficient and reliable motorway and supporting transport infrastructure with capacity to accommodate future growth.

Connectivity
Improved connectivity and sustainable transport outcomes for communities along the motorway corridor between Wishart/Mackenzie and Eight Mile Plains/Rochedale.

Supplier:

Section A: The upgrade of Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road will be constructed by McIlwain Civil Engineering.

Section B: The upgrade to the Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway and extension of the South East Busway was constructed by Lend Lease (formerly Abigroup Contractors).

Funding:

The Australian Government and Queensland Government have committed $140 million of joint funding for design and construction of the next stage of the Gateway Upgrade South projects.

As part of Section B works, the Queensland Government also invested a further $36 million to extend the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to Rochedale (School Road) including provision for a future extension towards Springwood.

Regions:
Metropolitan Region

Project info

Section A: Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road upgrade (Broadwater Road to Gardner Road)

Upgrading the interchange of the Gateway Motorway and Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road will improve safety and access to and from the Gateway Motorway and benefit over 35,000 motorists who use Mount Gravatt–Capalaba Road daily.

The upgrade will also improve connectivity and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

McIlwain Civil Engineering will undertake the construction of this project. Works commenced onsite in April 2014.

The project is expected to be completed by late 2015, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Section B: Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway

The Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway is among Queensland’s busiest on-ramps with an average of 30,000 vehicle movements per day.

Extending and upgrading the on-ramp alignment has improved safety and reliability for motorists allowing more distance and time to merge with through traffic.

South East Busway extension

The South East Busway extension allows buses travelling to and from Rochedale and Rochedale South to directly access the South East Busway network at School Road.

Construction for this project commenced in late 2012 and was completed in March 2014.

For details regarding services visit the Transinfo website.

Contact details

Email: gatewaysouth@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 799 686*
Post: Gateway Upgrade South Project
Transport and Main Roads
Reply Paid 2439
Brisbane Qld 4001
(Free post)

*Free call Australia wide. Check with your service provider for call costs.

Community info

We are committed to keeping the community updated about the construction progress during the project.

Subscribe for regular project e-news updates and check this webpage regularly.

Alternatively, members of the project team are always available to answer any questions regarding Gateway Upgrade South projects on 1800 799 686 or by emailing gatewaysouth@tmr.qld.gov.au.

To stay up-to-date with the timing of works please call 13 19 40 or visit the Traffic and Travel Information website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What hours of work can I expect during construction?
The standard hours of work for the project are 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, weather and construction conditions permitting. For the safety of motorists and on-site workers, some works outside these times may be required.

Will there be any nightworks?
Some work at night may be required. As well as minimising delays to the travelling public, this is undertaken to ensure a safe environment for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and construction workers. These works may occur between 8pm and 5am, up to 5 nights per week. The team will endeavour to minimise disruption to local residents during nightworks.

What can I expect during construction?
The project team aims to minimise impacts to the local community as much as possible. At various times local residents and businesses may experience some short term impacts including increased site activity, minor traffic delays, some temporary access changes, changed lighting and noise, dust and vibration from construction equipment and activities. The team has strategies in place to mitigate and manage many of these impacts and appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete our works.

Will there be any traffic impacts to Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road during the works?
The project team recognises the importance of maintaining traffic flow on Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road during construction. Traffic management including reduced speed limits, traffic controllers and devices will be in place where required. To ensure the safety of motorists and workers, some traffic control including shoulder and lane closures will be required at times. While some minor delays may be experienced during construction, this will generally occur outside peak times and at night in order to minimise impacts to motorists.

How can I stay up-to-date with the progress of works?
The project team is available to answer your queries on 1800 799 686 (free call Australia wide - check with your service provider for call costs) or by emailing gatewaysouth@tmr.qld.gov.au. By sending your email address to the project team you can ask to subscribe to regular electronic updates. You may also like to register for the free SMS service at www.gatewaysouthsms.com.au to ensure you stay updated with the latest traffic and project changes during construction.

Latest news

Section A: construction underway

The upgrade of the interchange of the Gateway Motorway and Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road between Broadwater Road and Gardner Road was awarded to McIlwain Civil in February 2014. Construction commenced in early April 2014.

Project updates

Works to complete the new bridge and widen Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road are continuing with asphalting and linemarking activities taking place in various locations on site during late October and November, 2014 weather and construction conditions permitting.

In order to minimise disruption to traffic and ensure the safety of motorists and road workers, some of these works will be required to take place during night works. Night time construction activities may occur between 8pm and 5am, up to 5 nights per week.

Changed traffic conditions and traffic management, including reduced speed limits and lane closures, will be required during these works.

Following these activities, traffic changes will take place from 8pm to 5am on Friday 28 November. Westbound traffic will switch onto a changed alignment on the new Bulimba Creek bridge from approximately 5am Saturday 29 November 2014.

The section of Bulimba Creek bikeway from Stackpole Street to Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road, will be closed from May 2014 to April 2015, weather and construction conditions permitting. This is required to safely complete bridge construction activities. During this closure there will be no pedestrian or cycle access beneath Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road. See the detour map for an alternative route.

If weather or construction conditions restrict activities, works will be postponed until the next available works evening. For further information contact the project team on 1800 799 686.

Section B: construction completed

The department has appointed Abigroup Contractors to complete the upgrade of the Gateway Motorway southbound on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway and the extension of the South East Busway.

Construction began in late 2012 and was completed in March 2014.

Publications

Last updated
28 November 2014